Newcastle’s fresh new music festival, Hit The North, has been postponed until October 2020, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Festival organisers have confirmed the rescheduled date for the festival’s 2020 edition, which will now take place, on Sunday October 18, 2020.
Hit The North 2020 will now take place on Sun 18 October.
We’ve worked very hard to keep the majority of our line up in tact including our headliner @dmasmusic. Plus @palewaves @Tim_Burgess and many more. Thanks to all the artists, their teams and most importantly you guys! pic.twitter.com/Ns5iyrsp4w
— Hit The North Festival (@hitthenorthfest) April 24, 2020
The one-day festival, which takes over venues across the city, will now take place on Sunday October 18 after being postponed due to coronavirus. In a statement festival organiser, Steve Davis, said: “In these difficult times for all of us, let alone the hospitality and events industry, I’m proud of our staff for managing to reschedule the vast majority of the line-up.
“I’m really excited for this year’s Hit The North Festival and once again, I thank you all for your support. It’s amazing to see all of the agents and artists support the event and hopefully we can all be together to celebrate defeating this terrible virus in October.”
As well as revealing that “almost all of the [festivals originally scheduled] line-up will remain intact”, organisers also revealed that they have added to that original line-up with the additions of Pale Waves and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess.
The new additions will join an already stellar line-up that includes the likes of DMA’s, The Amazons, The Blinders, and Fickle Friends. The current additions make up for the loss of acts including Dream Wife and The Magic Gang, who are among those artists who no longer feature on the updated bill.